Statistics: Preventable healthcare errors in the US

Preventable errors in the U.S. Healthcare system (2009)

  • 11 lives lost every hour
  • 275 lives lost every day
  • 1,836 lives lost every week
  • 1 / 500 patients is killed by mistake
  • 100,000 deaths from medical errors
  • 100,000 deaths from hospital infections
  • 5,500 preventable medical errors a day
  • 50% or more physicians confess to errors
  • 50% patients are victims of errors
(Video embedded from YouTube on 9 October 2011)

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Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2011). Massey University, New Zealand (JDPerezgonzalezJDPerezgonzalez).


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